Cannoli Siciliani

Sicilian Cannoli


Class Details

Dish Name: Cannoli Siciliani
Dish Description: A typical Sicilian pastry dessert that has become famous all over the world. A roll of fried dough stuffed with sweet ricotta flavored with chocolate chips.
Dish Description: Medium
Class Length: 90 min
Total Prep. Time: 70 min
Total Cook Time: 20 min
Total Served: 10 Cannoli
Class Language: English
Class Location: Zoom class from Rome, Italy


February 20, 2022
7:00 pm
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Class Description

The Sicilian Cannoli has very ancient origins, it is thought to have been born in Caltanissetta, a small town in Sicily, from the hands of Arab women to honor their Saracen emir. The term "cannolo", in Sicilian dialect, stands for "small tube", refers to the typical shape of these sweets and derives from the Latin "rod".

In this cooking class, Riccardo will show you how to make Cannoli Siciliani, you will learn how to make the sweet dough and how to roll it out. He will make the traditional Cannoli’s sweet filling with sheep ricotta and chocolate chips and, more importantly, you will learn how to cook the Cannoli which will be deep-fried in vegetable oil and then filled and sprinkled with icing sugar. The garnish will be up to your choice.


For the dough:

  • 200 grams (1,5 cup) 00 Flour (Cake flour)
  • 20 grams (1 ½ tbsp) Butter or Lard
  • 12 grams (1 tbsp) Granulated sugar
  • 30 ml (2 tbsp) Rose or red wine
  • 8 grams (1 tsp) Honey

For the filling:

  • 350 grams (1,75 cups) Ricotta
  • 50 grams (4 tbsp)  Granulated sugar
  • 35 grams (3 ½ tbsp) Chocolate chips

For deep-frying:

  • 1 L (4,25 cups) Vegetable oil


  • Chopped pistachios – Icing sugar – Candied fruit (orange or cherries)

Tools Used

Below we’ve listed the tools you need to help prepare this recipe. Not all tools are necessary and alternatives for each can be found. If you would like to purchase any of these click on the item and you will be linked to Amazon for check out.
Working surface
Rolling pin
Sharp kitchen knife
Mixing bowl
Piping bag
Cannoli pastry molds (or alluminium foil and parchment paper)

Day Before Class

Make sure to have all your shopping list clear and ready to do grocery. Buy the freshest ingredients, the quality of the ingredients makes the difference.

Day Of Class

Put the ricotta into a sieve to dry out all the excess of liquid.

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